Friday, November 12, 2010

Fair & Square for Chris B.

These are the squares that I stitched for Chris B. for the Fair & Square Round #22.

The lighting is poor-they are stitched  with overdyed Threadworx floss on 32ct. linen. The design is from a Dover book of charted folk designs. 

This was my first Fair & Square exchange.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stitching Update

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments about the bourse. I used the directions on a blog (will post link later). I'd like to do several bourses, and make one for myself, too.

I never cooked a pumpkin pie with eggs. I think it would take longer to cook, due to the added liquid. I ruined at least three eggless pumpkin pies before I achieved a good one. I keep the oven at 350 degrees for the whole time, instead of starting very hot (425) and turning down later. That is what all the recipes state to do, but it did not work for me. If I make an eggless pie according to the Libby's canned pumpkin directions, the one that calls for evaporated milk and regular sugar, I plan to use less milk and see if it works better.

I finished both my Fair & Square Exchange (regular Round) piece, and my Christmas ornament for HOE .  I cannot post pictures until they have been received. 

I stopped by Michael's craft store yesterday and got some holiday-themed buttons to use for ornaments I'm stitching for home and for additions to family gift parcels.

I hope to have some freebie cross stitch designs posted soon, as I have been designing with my PC Stitch Pro.

And yes, finally got a pic of me onto the blog! It's hard to do a self-photo.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My First Bourse

This is the bourse that I stitched for Carol S. for the HOE Fall Exchange.

The bag is cotton, and the design is from The Prairie Schooler Book 141, "Thanksgiving Comes Again."  I made several adaptations. My yellow was too light.

The verse, the date, and the wind swirls are stitched over one thread; everything else is over two threads. This design is stitched on 32ct. lambswool Lugana, and is stitched with DMC and a (French) overdyed floss that I received from ? (I'll put this in tomorrow).